[PATCH bpf-next 0/9] add bpf batch ops to process more than 1 elem

From: Brian Vazquez
Date: Mon Nov 18 2019 - 20:44:07 EST

This patch series introduce batch ops that can be added to bpf maps to
lookup/lookup_and_delete/update/delete more than 1 element at the time,
this is specially useful when syscall overhead is a problem and in case
of hmap it will provide a reliable way of traversing them.

The implementation inclues a generic approach that could potentially be
used by any bpf map and adds it to arraymap, it also includes the specific
implementation of hashmaps which are traversed using buckets instead
of keys.

The bpf syscall subcommands introduced are:


The UAPI attribute is:

struct { /* struct used by BPF_MAP_*_BATCH commands */
__aligned_u64 in_batch; /* start batch,
* NULL to start from beginning
__aligned_u64 out_batch; /* output: next start batch */
__aligned_u64 keys;
__aligned_u64 values;
__u32 count; /* input/output:
* input: # of key/value
* elements
* output: # of filled elements
__u32 map_fd;
__u64 elem_flags;
__u64 flags;
} batch;

in_batch and out_batch are only used for lookup and lookup_and_delete since
those are the only two operations that attempt to traverse the map.

update/delete batch ops should provide the keys/values that user wants
to modify.

Here are the previous discussions on the batch processing:
- https://lore.kernel.org/bpf/20190724165803.87470-1-brianvv@xxxxxxxxxx/
- https://lore.kernel.org/bpf/20190829064502.2750303-1-yhs@xxxxxx/
- https://lore.kernel.org/bpf/20190906225434.3635421-1-yhs@xxxxxx/

Changelog since RFC:
- Change batch to in_batch and out_batch to support more flexible opaque
values to iterate the bpf maps.
- Remove update/delete specific batch ops for htab and use the generic
implementations instead.

Brian Vazquez (6):
bpf: add bpf_map_{value_size,update_value,map_copy_value} functions
bpf: add generic support for lookup and lookup_and_delete batch ops
bpf: add generic support for update and delete batch ops
bpf: add lookup and updated batch ops to arraymap
tools/bpf: sync uapi header bpf.h
selftests/bpf: add batch ops testing to array bpf map

Yonghong Song (3):
bpf: add batch ops to all htab bpf map
libbpf: add libbpf support to batch ops
selftests/bpf: add batch ops testing for hmap and hmap_percpu

include/linux/bpf.h | 21 +
include/uapi/linux/bpf.h | 21 +
kernel/bpf/arraymap.c | 2 +
kernel/bpf/hashtab.c | 244 ++++++++
kernel/bpf/syscall.c | 571 ++++++++++++++----
tools/include/uapi/linux/bpf.h | 21 +
tools/lib/bpf/bpf.c | 61 ++
tools/lib/bpf/bpf.h | 14 +
tools/lib/bpf/libbpf.map | 4 +
.../map_lookup_and_delete_batch_array.c | 119 ++++
.../map_lookup_and_delete_batch_htab.c | 257 ++++++++
11 files changed, 1215 insertions(+), 120 deletions(-)
create mode 100644 tools/testing/selftests/bpf/map_tests/map_lookup_and_delete_batch_array.c
create mode 100644 tools/testing/selftests/bpf/map_tests/map_lookup_and_delete_batch_htab.c